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No arrest so far in apparent strangulation death of three people on Deep Branch Road

So far no arrests have been made in the killing of three people, whose bodies were found on Deep Branch Road about eight miles east of Williamsburg late Wednesday afternoon. Authorities believe the three family members were strangled to death, according to Whitley County Sheriff...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

Rockholds man facing DUI, reckless homicide charge after fatal Sunday morning crash

A Rockholds man is behind bars facing DUI and homicide related charges after a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning. The wreck happened about 2 a.m. on Flat Creek Road in the Rockholds community. Joshua Lee Woods, 37, was driving a maroon pickup truck when he failed to...
Posted On 04 Sep 2017

W’burg woman arrested for indecent exposure, public intoxication

A Williamsburg woman is behind bars after allegedly walking around outside naked and then trying to run from police late Thursday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hensley charged Kimberly R. Lawson, 34, of Mt. Morgan Road, with indecent exposure, public...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

Tennessee woman returned to Ky. to answer charge of animal torture

A Tennessee woman, who allegedly shot a dog during a 2015 burglary attempt in Whitley County, has been returned to Kentucky to answer her charges. On Aug. 9, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Donnie Witt Jr. transported Dena Brooke Baird, 28, of Duff,...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

Vehicles strike two homes in less than 10 hours, sheriff says

A Knoxville man has died from injuries sustained when his automobile struck a house in Emlyn on Aug. 3. Officials with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department stated Thursday afternoon that 63-year-old Mark Chambers died Tuesday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center....
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrive

A Bacon Creek Road homeowner held a female intruder at gunpoint until police arrived early Sunday morning. About 12:30 a.m., officers from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of three Corbin police officers responded to the residence where Gabrielle Malay...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

McElfresh admitted taking $11 from dead man’s wallet, Shelley testifies

Alishia McElfresh is accused of stealing $11 from a dead man’s wallet. Does taking money out of a dead man’s wallet at the scene of a fatal crash constitute tampering with physical evidence? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

Deputies seize 18 marijuana plants Tuesday

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Prewitt and Sgt. Jeff Anderson seized 18 marijuana plants at a location off Mustang Lane about 2 p.m. Tuesday while investigating an anonymous tip. No arrests have been made yet, but police do have a suspect in the case. The tallest of the...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

W’burg man suffers minor injuries during Tuesday wreck

A Williamsburg man suffered minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Glen Wilson, 59, was travelling south on Cripple Creek Road when another vehicle came over onto his side of the road, said Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Pineville man arrested for leading deputy on vehicle, foot pursuit

A Pineville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly leading Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies on both a vehicle chase and a foot pursuit. About 5 p.m. on July 10, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the Canadatown community when he observed a red Ford allegedly...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017